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3 Brides Share Their Wedding Re Do Stories

When you’re planning your big day, the last thing you’d ever think about is a wedding re do. And that’s as it should be! This is it, your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, your most special of special occasions, and you are planning for perfection. But after the wedding is over, well… There are always one or two or more things–usually little things, but sometimes big ones–that brides might do differently if they had a wedding re do to do. Here, three Houston brides share their “what I might have done differently if I had it to do over again” wedding stories. We, and they, hope these gentle cautionary tales just might help a few current brides-to-be have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of…one that is long on revelry and romance, and super short on regrets.

houston wedding dunlavy bride story first person regret differently
Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: The Dunlavy
Jackie + Aaron 9.6.17
The Dunlavy, Houston

What She’d Change: “If I had to change one thing about the wedding day, it would probably be Click here to read the rest of this post »

Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Bride & Groom, Post Ceremony, Loving Couple, Real Wedding, Toast
Photo: Ama by Aisha

Even with all the planning you and your partner do leading up to your big day, sometimes things can go array. Be it gloomy weather, a no-show vendor or heaven forbid, your dream venue suddenly gets flooded, you can still prepare for costly hiccups that may come your way by insuring your wedding. With the average wedding costing roughly $35,000, it could prove to a wise investment for and your partner to insure it with wedding insurance. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Maid Of Honor Duties: What Is And Isn’t Expected

Maid of Honor and Bride
Photo: The Cotton Collective

Being named a bride’s maid of honor is not only an amazing privilege, but also a huge responsibility. As her maid of honor, the bride is trusting you to help her with navigating the stressful process of planning the wedding. It is your job to unload some, but not all, of the tasks from the bride. Here are a few of the major duties you’ll be expected to help out with. Click here to read the rest of this post »

How To Pick Your Perfect Wedding Cake

Layered Chocolate Drip Cake

Cake Photo: Brian Mary Photography

Honestly, what is a wedding, truly, but a really good excuse to eat really good cake? OK, OK, that may be understating things just a tad, but srsly, loves, if the wedding couple are the leading superstars of the celebration, the wedding cake’s job is to play the scene-stealing supporting role. Follow these essential tips to find, design, order and enjoy the right wedding cake for your grand affair! Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Wedding Items Worth Splurging On

If you’re like most brides, you have a wedding budget. It may be a BIG wedding budget, or, especially if you’re footing the bill for your wedding yourselves, it may be somewhat more…modest. No matter the size of your wedding budget, you’ll want to figure out where to allocate bigger dollars, and where you can to hold back a bit. Because, after all, you get what you pay for, darlin.’ With that in mind, here are our top picks in wedding splurges that are truly worth the investment.

Lighting

Reception Lighting by LG Entertainment at The Houstonian
Photo: AMA Photography & Cinema | Lighting: LG Entertainment | Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Professional lighting can completely transform the look of your venue or space. It’s also easier on your pocketbook than flowers and decor.

Interactive Fun

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Cigars: River Oaks Royal Cigars

Engage your guests with interactive wedding reception activities such as a photo booth or video booth, a cigar roller, or even a live wedding painter. These interactive entertainment options add something extra special to the celebration, and provide you and/or your wedding guests with wonderful take-home tokens

 Dessert Table

Photo: AMA Photography
Photo: AMA Photography

While a wedding cake is essential for most couples, nothing will delight your guests more than a variety of  delectable sweets such as a donut wall, a candy table or a color-themed wedding reception display of mini desserts.

Late Night Snacks

Romantic Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th
Photo: JW Baugh Photography

If your celebration goes well into the night, guests may start to feel hungry again even after dinner has been served. Satisfy their late night cravings,  with sliders, a breakfast bar or street tacos. They will thank you for it!

Photography/Cinematography

Wedding Photographer in the Woods
Photo: Giving Tree Photography

When it comes to documenting your wedding day, you can not have one without the other. Wedding photos will be great for albums and online posts while wedding videos will capture the speeches, dances and other priceless moments, for generations to come

Shoes & Accessories

Photo: Dream Photo & Video
Photo: Dream Photo & Video

A major designer wedding gown not in the budget? Don’t worry. You can still get the designer look you crave, by splurging on beautiful bridal shoes and bridal accessories. Choose designer bridal pumps or wedding sandals with heel bling, crystal toe accents or bows, and an exquisite veil or bridal headpiece that amps up the wattage of your wedding-day ensemble…at a fraction of the cost of a lavish custom wedding dress!